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Job 15

NLT 1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied: NIV 1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied: NLT 2 "You are supposed to be a wise man, and yet you give us all this foolish talk. You are nothing but a windbag. NIV 2 "Would a wise man answer with empty notions or fill his belly with the hot east wind? NLT 3 It isn't right to speak so foolishly. What good do such words do? NIV 3 Would he argue with useless words, with speeches that have no value? NLT 4 Have you no fear of God, no reverence for him? NIV 4 But you even undermine piety and hinder devotion to God. NLT 5 Your sins are telling your mouth what to say. Your words are based on clever deception. NIV 5 Your sin prompts your mouth; you adopt the tongue of the crafty. NLT 6 But why should I condemn you? Your own mouth does!" NIV 6 Your own mouth condemns you, not mine; your own lips testify against you. NLT 7 "Were you the first person ever born? Were you born before the hills were made? NIV 7 "Are you the first man ever born? Were you brought forth before the hills? NLT 8 Were you listening at God's secret council? Do you have a monopoly on wisdom? NIV 8 Do you listen in on God's council? Do you limit wisdom to yourself ? NLT 9 What do you know that we don't? What do you understand that we don't? NIV 9 What do you know that we do not know? What insights do you have that we do not have? NLT 10 On our side are aged, gray-haired men much older than your father!" NIV 10 The gray-haired and the aged are on our side, men even older than your father. NLT 11 "Is God's comfort too little for you? Is his gentle word not enough? NIV 11 Are God's consolations not enough for you, words spoken gently to you? NLT 12 What has captured your reason? What has weakened your vision, NIV 12 Why has your heart carried you away, and why do your eyes flash, NLT 13 that you turn against God and say all these evil things? NIV 13 so that you vent your rage against God and pour out such words from your mouth? NLT 14 Can a mortal be pure? Can a human be just? NIV 14 "What is man, that he could be pure, or one born of woman, that he could be righteous? NLT 15 Why, God doesn't even trust the angels ! Even the heavens cannot be absolutely pure in his sight. NIV 15 If God places no trust in his holy ones, if even the heavens are not pure in his eyes, NLT 16 How much less pure is a corrupt and sinful person with a thirst for wickedness!" NIV 16 how much less man, who is vile and corrupt, who drinks up evil like water! NLT 17 "If you will listen, I will answer you from my own experience. NIV 17 "Listen to me and I will explain to you; let me tell you what I have seen, NLT 18 And it is confirmed by the experience of wise men who have heard the same thing from their fathers, NIV 18 what wise men have declared, hiding nothing received from their fathers NLT 19 those to whom the land was given long before any foreigners arrived." NIV 19 (to whom alone the land was given when no alien passed among them): NLT 20 "Wicked people are in pain throughout their lives. NIV 20 All his days the wicked man suffers torment, the ruthless through all the years stored up for him. NLT 21 They are surrounded by terrors, and even on good days they fear the attack of the destroyer. NIV 21 Terrifying sounds fill his ears; when all seems well, marauders attack him. NLT 22 They dare not go out into the darkness for fear they will be murdered. NIV 22 He despairs of escaping the darkness; he is marked for the sword. NLT 23 They wander abroad for bread, saying, 'Where is it?' They know their ruin is certain. NIV 23 He wanders about--food for vultures; he knows the day of darkness is at hand. NLT 24 That dark day terrifies them. They live in distress and anguish, like a king preparing for an attack. NIV 24 Distress and anguish fill him with terror; they overwhelm him, like a king poised to attack, NLT 25 For they have clenched their fists against God, defying the Almighty. NIV 25 because he shakes his fist at God and vaunts himself against the Almighty, NLT 26 Holding their strong shields, they defiantly charge against him." NIV 26 defiantly charging against him with a thick, strong shield. NLT 27 "These wicked people are fat and rich, NIV 27 "Though his face is covered with fat and his waist bulges with flesh, NLT 28 but their cities will be ruined. They will live in abandoned houses that are ready to tumble down. NIV 28 he will inhabit ruined towns and houses where no one lives, houses crumbling to rubble. NLT 29 They will not continue to be rich. Their wealth will not endure, and their possessions will no longer spread across the horizon." NIV 29 He will no longer be rich and his wealth will not endure, nor will his possessions spread over the land. NLT 30 "They will not escape the darkness. The flame will burn them up, and the breath of God will destroy everything they have. NIV 30 He will not escape the darkness; a flame will wither his shoots, and the breath of God's mouth will carry him away. NLT 31 Let them no longer trust in empty riches. They are only fooling themselves, for emptiness will be their only reward. NIV 31 Let him not deceive himself by trusting what is worthless, for he will get nothing in return. NLT 32 They will be cut down in the prime of life, and all they counted on will disappear. NIV 32 Before his time he will be paid in full, and his branches will not flourish. NLT 33 They will be like a vine whose grapes are harvested before they are ripe, like an olive tree that sheds its blossoms so the fruit cannot form. NIV 33 He will be like a vine stripped of its unripe grapes, like an olive tree shedding its blossoms. NLT 34 For the godless are barren. Their homes, enriched through bribery, will be consumed by fire. NIV 34 For the company of the godless will be barren, and fire will consume the tents of those who love bribes. NLT 35 They conceive trouble and evil, and their hearts give birth only to deceit." NIV 35 They conceive trouble and give birth to evil; their womb fashions deceit."